Wands at the ready Potter fans – The Book People have a magical new competition for you! To celebrate the new release of J.K Rowling’s novels at thebookpeople.co.uk we’re giving away a special edition collection of the books illustrated by award winning artist Jonny Duddle.
This fantastic prize will make a spell-binding addition to any muggle’s book shelf – but we want it to go to a real Potter lover! And so, to enter the competition, you need to post a picture, or a link to a picture, of yourself dressed as your favourite witch, wizard or magical creature and caption it with a spell in the comments section below this post.
The Book People will review all the entries and announce the winner at the end of August. Good-luck!
Last week we posted about Universal Orlando’s Third Annual Celebration of Harry Potter. Today we have received more information on when tickets will be available, from Universal. Sales start August 19th at 12pm noon, EST and will sell out fast, so get yours as soon as possible!
Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. will host the third annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter,” a special gathering of Harry Potter fans from around the globe. The three-day weekend event will take place January 29 – 31, 2016 and will feature an array of experiences.
All general admission park guests will have the opportunity to:
Attend Q&A sessions with Harry Potter film talent (complete talent lineup will be announced at a later date)
Experience and participate in the interactive and unique exhibits at the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo, featuring Harry Potter brand partners such as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Pottermore, Scholastic, MinaLima, and Harry Potter: The Exhibition
Enjoy special panels and demonstrations regarding various aspects of the Harry Potter stories
Additionally, guests will be able to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Plus, ride the Hogwarts Express between the two lands with a park-to-park ticket.
Special vacation packages, including annual passholder packages, will go on sale at noon EST on August 19. On-site hotel packages start at $235 per adult per night and include exclusive benefits such as special guest access to the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo, admission to a private evening reception in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and special guest access to panels and demonstrations. Packages also include three-night hotel accommodations, three-day park-to-park tickets to both Universal Studios Florida & Universal’s Islands of Adventure, a special welcome parcel and more. For complete package details, visit www.universalorlando.com/celebration.
Digital Spy reports this morning that Matthew Lewis has been cast in series 4 of Ripper Street. He will be playing a policeman of unknown name, but we will keep you updated as news develops.
“From our new studio set in Ireland, it has been a delight to watch this cast reunite and grow,” series creator Richard Warlow said. “As these new characters’ lives take shape on the page, it is a daily inspiration to know that they will be brought to life by the most magnificent troupe of actors Ripper Street has yet assembled.”
Series four will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video – with a broadcast date still TBC. The third series is currently airing on Friday nights at 9pm on BBC One. For fans who want to catch up on the series you can watch it via the links below:
Haunted by the failure to catch London’s most evil killer, Jack the Ripper, Inspector Edmund Reid now heads up the notorious H Division – the toughest police district in the East End. Charged with keeping order in the blood-stained streets of Whitechapel, Reid and his men find themselves fighting to uphold justice and the rule of law; but always in the background lurks the fear of the Ripper – is he back for another reign of terror? Rich episodic storylines meld with the intrigue of a criminal underworld festering on the hard streets of Victorian London, following the battle of the men whose job it is to bring the law to the lawless.
More casting news has been released today thanks to The Wrap (and SnitchSeeker for getting confirmation.) Jenn Murray has been cast as “a key role” in the film. In the article they mention Ezra Miller as being cast in the film. It should be noted that Ezra has denied that he is involved, but multiple sources have confirmed him in the film.
Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol will co-star as sisters alongside Ezra Miller and Dan Fogler. Murray is expected to share scenes with Miller’s character, who’s a rival of sorts to Newt Scamander.
SEPTEMBER cover girl Emma Watson leads a discussion on gender equality in a new film by Vogue Video, directed by Kathryn Ferguson. As a UN ambassador, Watson is a vocal supporter of HeForShe, the UN solidarity movement for gender equality. Join her, alongside designers Stella McCartney, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem Moralioglu and Bella Freud, as they share their thoughts on equal rights for all.
Reports surfaced yesterday stating that Irish actor Colin Farrel has been cast in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Graves, a wizard that Newt Scamander meets while in New York City.
This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which has been a bit off in casting news in the past. The news was posted yesterday and hasn’t been denied by Warner Bros. or Colin as of yet, but do keep in mind that it could be a rumor.